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Royal Ivey | Guard/Forward | #7

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/20/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
College: Texas
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (8) / ATL

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Royal Ivey interviewed with the Knicks recently for an assistant position on David Fizdale's staff.
Ivey has also received some interest from other teams, including the Philadelphia 76ers. He's a New York native and played his high school ball at Cardozo High School in New York. May 24 - 10:38 AM

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Thunder sign G Royal Ivey.

Ivey has only played five NBA games since 2008-9, so it's likely that he's solely being brought in on a 10-day as a fresh body for the Thunder. Fantasy owners can feel free to spend their waiver wire time elsewhere.
Thu, Jan 16, 2014 12:31:00 PM

Free agent G Royal Ivey is reportedly set to sign a 10-day contract with the Thunder.

Ivey averaged 3.2 points with the Sixers last season and wasn't able to latch on with a team this year despite trying out for the Spurs and Rockets, among others. He's not a fantasy option even while Russell Westbrook (knee) is on the shelf.
Wed, Jan 15, 2014 11:32:00 AM

Hawks waive G/F Royal Ivey.

He only played in 55 minutes over his three games with the team. Ivey might catch on with another team, but he might have to play overseas for a bit.
Fri, Oct 25, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Point guard Royal Ivey has been invited to Hawks training camp.

It's a non-guaranteed deal and he'll simply be trying to make the team as a third point guard, although he appears to be long shot at this point. However, he could end up making the team if Lou Williams' knee injury is expected to keep him out for an extended chunk of the season.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 11:06:00 AM

Royal Ivey has workouts scheduled with the Rockets and Spurs.

Ivey was limited to 3.2 points in 13 minutes per game with the Sixers last season, and he'll serve a minimal backup role wherever he lands. The Spurs don't seem to be a likely destination considering they already have Tony Parker, Cory Joseph, Patty Mills and Nando De Colo.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 03:55:00 PM

Royal Ivey drew another start at shooting guard in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks, but posted zero points, zero assists and zero rebounds in 12 minutes.

Coach Doug Collins likes to play Ivey next to Holiday in order to relieve some of the ball-handling responsibilities. In no way, shape or form is Ivey considered a real asset for the team. In four starts this season, he's averaging 7.7 points, 1.5 assists and 1.5 rebounds. Once Nick Young (ankle) gets healthy, Ivey's reign as the starting shooting guard will likely come to an end.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Royal Ivey started at shooting guard again on Tuesday and had 10 points, two rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-9 shooting in 37 minutes.

He's starting in place of injured Nick Young, and could be worth a temporary pickup with Young's ankle injury possibly keeping him out all week. He had 17 points in another start on Saturday.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 10:34:00 PM

Royal Ivey scored a season-high 17 points in a start at SG on Saturday, making all six of his FG attempts, including 4-of-4 from downtown.

Ivey was promoted due to Nick Young's sprained left ankle. Young is day-to-day, which diminishes Ivey's appeal in standard leagues, though Doug Collins has been transparently unhappy with his starters lately anyway, and Young was averaging just 19.7 minutes in his previous three games. Deep league owners should at least keep a close eye on him.
Sat, Mar 2, 2013 10:14:00 PM

Royal Ivey will start at shooting guard against the Bucks on Tuesday.

The move to the starting lineup is more of a negative statement on Dorell Wright than anything else. In 23 games this year, Ivey played just 11 minutes per game and shot 41.7 percent from the field. We'd leave Ivey on the wire in almost all leagues and Wright's value also takes a hit. Nick Young may have missed an opportunity here and we'll see how he performs in his usual bench role.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 08:04:00 PM

Royal Ivey will become a consistent part of the rotation, according to Doug Collins.

Collins like Ivey's toughness on the defensive end. It's not clear who will lose minutes as a result, but the Philadelphia Inquirer speculates that one of Jason Richardson, Dorell Wright and Nick Young will lose some time on the floor.
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 09:33:00 AM

Royal Ivey (strep) will not travel with the team to Indiana and will not play against the Pacers on Friday.

With Jrue Holiday (foot) undergoing an MRI, Maalik Wayns could be staring at some serious playing time. Evan Turner should also do a lot of ballhandling if Holiday is unavailable, and he'd see all the minutes he could handle.
Thu, Dec 13, 2012 12:22:00 PM

Royal Ivey won't play Wednesday night against the Magic due to a case of strep throat.

The Sixers also upgraded Damien Wilkins to a game-time decision Wednesday. Ivey, on the other hand, sat out the last two games with a groin injury. Neither have much fantasy value and this news shouldn't impact most leagues.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 05:45:00 PM

Royal Ivey (groin) will not play against the Celtics on Saturday.

Ivey sat out of Friday's game against Boston despite some reports of him being ready. Regardless, he has no fantasy value.
Sat, Dec 8, 2012 06:31:00 PM

Royal Ivey (groin) won't play Friday night against the Celtics.

Ivey's status for Friday's game has flip-flopped over the past two days, but this decision shouldn't really change the fantasy landscape. Ivey is behind rookie Maalik Wayns on the Sixers' depth chart and is irrelevant in fantasy leagues.
Fri, Dec 7, 2012 05:22:00 PM

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2Josh Huestis
3Kyle Singler
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2Jerami Grant
3Patrick Patterson
C1Steven Adams
2Dakari Johnson